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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Tranquilo, 9th Sep, 2015.

  1. Tranquilo

    Tranquilo Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    My IP needed a freshen up.
    I painted and removed wallpaper.
    Pulled carpet and luckily floorboards were ok. 3 metre strip in hallway was chipboard so cheapest option was put floating floor.
    Bathroom floor rotten. Fixed shower base, all that was need was a good water proof silicon.
    Laid cheap tiles in the bathroom.
    New curtains every room.
    Cleaned kitchen 3 times sugar soap. Pulled old pergola down.
    Cost was around $2,500 with airfares hire car and skip.
    First couple leased $330 a week at open 20150817_125644.jpg 20150817_125705.jpg 20150817_125735.jpg 20150817_125759.jpg 20150817_125843.jpg 20150817_125956.jpg 20150817_130718.jpg 20150817_142512.jpg 20150824_074934.jpg 20150825_094929.jpg
     
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    Tranquilo Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    20150825_084419.jpg 20150825_084453.jpg 20150825_084655.jpg 20150825_084710.jpg 20150826_102340.jpg 20150826_102503.jpg 20150828_100507.jpg 20150828_100530.jpg 20150829_114021.jpg Some finished pics
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Wow I don't imagine there'd be much left after those 3 expenses. You done your reno very cost effectively!

    What area is the property in?
     
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    Thanks D.T.
    Property in Hamlyn Heights Geelong.
    Lol a couple of times as a joke I said to my wife, check the insurance I'm burning the house down.
    I learnt a lot doing this. I had no idea to tile and lay those floating boards. I had to learn a long the way. Wasted a little on ebay curtains that didn't fit. So last minute had to buy spot light curtains and one blind for around $300.
     
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    Just to add photos make the boards look better than they are. Anyway can you believe that this was under the carpet as is.
     
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    Wow Great job! You have to wonder why anyone would cover up that beautiful timber? Hardly a freshen up ...looks like a new place. Good on you for doing it your self as well.
     
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    Tranquilo Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Thanks Samten. If I can do this with no skills any one can.
    The PM told me it was common in the 70's houses. Floors were done and when carpet was in fashion they just laid it over the boards.
     
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    Ha some may be shocked but I was cutting those tiles and floating boards with a angle grinder lol
     
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    Great job! Are you based in Sydney?
     
  10. Samten

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    YOU WHAT? An angle grinder...seriously? Yep I'm shocked but hey it's come up well.
     
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    Reminds me of the time one of my first landscaping jobs required a circular pattern around a sundial in a clients garden. Oblong pavers don't go in a circle so here I was cutting them with an angle grinder, didn't have a brick saw in those days! Paver dust coated me and everything within a 15m radius:p
     
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    Yep in Sydney. Property in Geelong. Lucky I could stay at my Mothers house, so that cut accommodation cost.
    Mothers never change lol. I'm 44yrs old and my Mum was ringing me to find out when I was coming home for lunch lol.
     
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    LOl I was thinking as I was working of a reality TV show cowboy reno's
     
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    Mom's best! So you're in Mascot, how do you feel about the zillions of residential apartments rising in the area, like literally!!!
     
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    amazing what you achieved with $2500. It's the cost to sand the floors, but i loved how new the floor under the carpet.

    i think your Mum was hoping there were more wall papers to tear down, so you can stay longer in Geelong:)
     
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    Yep in Mascot. Really doesn't worry me as we bought in 2012 so have made a nice gain. Prices still rising, may even out in the end. I'm just looking forward for the new supermarket to open so I don't have to go to Maroubra or east gardens.
    Also having the train station so close is a bonus.
     
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    wow Tranquilo looks fantastic